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Archive for February, 2013
Posted by Airlight | Feb 28, 2013 @ 05:22 PM | 2,563 Views
Just uploaded the picture for this, I've moved the wing rearward slightly (10mm)as the balance didn't look right, the pdf update is coming soon.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 27, 2013 @ 08:15 AM | 2,621 Views
Hi All

Just uploaded a new version of this, new wing shape (the last one not very 'spitlike'), some new features for wheel struts and ailerons and new format with labelling/scales etc. The picture is coming soon. Hope you like it.

Fly and enjoy!

UPDATE: I just realised the rudder and fin on this were MASSIVE, so a new version is on the site now, a bit more spare but better proportions. Enjoy
Posted by Airlight | Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:35 AM | 2,350 Views
This one was the original 'racer', and I must have forgotten to upload this previously. This has a slightly tilted wing, but I've included the fuse centreline for those that might wish to reorientate the wing slot. There is also the hint of motor position on this. Some may wonder why these things aren't included more - I don't have the kit or time to set up power and controls on every design yet, so I leave this to your experience and preference, and keep the plans as clean as possible.
I hope to have more information on some of these soon, but remember, with limited time available, I'd like others to contribute their thoughts and ideas for these designs, seems to be a big ask....anyway.

I hope you will like the design.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 24, 2013 @ 04:41 PM | 2,319 Views
Just uploaded 2 new documents for the build tips, translations for Dutch and Polish. Thanks to everyone for visiting the site, I'm hoping the new designs will be ready soon, so please keep looking for them.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 22, 2013 @ 11:44 AM | 2,660 Views
Hi All

Just updated the picture for this, only the 'flat' build. Hope this helps.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 22, 2013 @ 08:28 AM | 2,726 Views
Hi All

Just uploaded a slightly altered wing version of this, with new format and labelling. This has a lot of 'spare' but I like the flowing wing and fuse on this. You can make a '3D' version by including the 2 mid strips. New picture for this coming soon.

Fly and enjoy!

BTW, the new site banner and login looks great, much neater.
Posted by Airlight | Feb 21, 2013 @ 08:44 AM | 2,465 Views
Hi All

Just uploaded a few translated document for the build tips, French, German and Spanish, I hope these will help with the builds.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 20, 2013 @ 06:01 PM | 2,427 Views
Hi all

Just uploaded the first part of the build log for this, plus some changes to the plans page format to remove the 'wordiness'. All build logs will be shown with the blue notepad and pen icon. This is the first plan, at the top so you can't miss it.

Still working on new designs, some cool stealth stuff in the pipeline.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 16, 2013 @ 05:55 PM | 2,308 Views
Just uploaded a new design, A5ACROBAT10, and updated A5VTAIL7. I didn't like the tail on this, so I've opted for a longer tailplane and altered the fix point on the fuse. Still not sure about the efficacy of the tail on this. New formats with labels are coming, all designs, but slowly.

Thanks for looking. Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:30 AM | 2,195 Views
Just uploaded the picture for this on the site. Some tiny mods to the original. Hope it helps with building.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 15, 2013 @ 08:31 AM | 2,229 Views
Just uploaded a new format version of this to the site, some small geometry changes and wing slots added.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 15, 2013 @ 07:50 AM | 2,271 Views
Hi

I recently posted updates to the site for the following:
A5RACER5, A5VTAIL15, A5DRONE, A5JET42, A4BIPLANE1, A5ACROBAT13, A5ACROBAT15, A5JET19, A5JET49, A5STEALTH6.

Please check out the new format and labelling, see if these versions are clearer. Hope this will stimulate some new building, please post/send pics. I've included 2 new configuration pics of A5JET22, for canard, please see below.

Soon there will be about 10-12 new designs coming, so please keep checking back!

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 14, 2013 @ 09:57 AM | 2,250 Views
Hi

Just updated the pic for this, hope this will help with the build.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 12, 2013 @ 08:22 AM | 2,189 Views
Hi

Just updated the pdf for this, slightly altered some things, new format and labelling.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 11, 2013 @ 09:41 AM | 2,224 Views
Hi

Just uploaded a set of plans for a 30/60 and 40/50 degree jig pair, for setting up Vtails etc. Hope you like them.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 08, 2013 @ 11:56 AM | 2,068 Views
Hi

Just uploaded this pdf to the site, it's a 2 configuration V-tail, might not be obvious, but have a look and see what you think. New format and labels should make it easier.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 08, 2013 @ 11:15 AM | 1,789 Views
(Moved from replies):

UPDATE: I forgot to say, there are also some 2, 3 & 4 degree dihedral jigs on there now. Hope these will help with setting things up.
Posted by Airlight | Feb 06, 2013 @ 08:06 AM | 1,857 Views
Hi all

Just put this on the site. This has a v-tail configuration shown, but I wanted this to be a jet, and the option would be to simply raise the 'fins', cut them down and fix one rudder vertical. I hope this is clear, would be great to hear something back on this.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 04, 2013 @ 08:36 AM | 2,058 Views
Hi all, just to let you know that 2 new layouts are up on the site, no pics but as usual I think and hope they would be self explanatory. I'd hoped by now that some feedback would be coming through, but either no-one is interested (not the case judging by the site hits) or no-one wants to show their hand in public.

If you're getting these for free, and you make something you like out of them, could I just ask that you spend just 2 minutes either here or on the site giving me some feedback? I'm not looking for glory, I promise you, just some honest critique on whether these are in the right direction or not. If you like/don't like the shapes, laying out, lack of build tips, whatever, just let me know, so I can move these in the direction I'd like to see - people having a go, and maybe trying something new.

Fly and enjoy!
Posted by Airlight | Feb 01, 2013 @ 10:59 AM | 1,725 Views
Another plan on the site, new format and labelling.

Fly and enjoy!